Pravato Reminds Residents with Unpaid Taxes to Avoid Penalties by Remitting Payment before February 10th

Pravato Reminds Residents with Unpaid Taxes to Avoid Penalties by Remitting Payment before February 10th

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato reminds residents that the First Half of the 2020 General Tax Levy was due on January 1st, but can be paid without penalty through February 10th.  Please be certain to sign your check, payable to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes.  Indicate your property’s S.D. Code, Section, Block, Lot, and Phone number on the check.

“New York State laws allows my office to provide taxpayers with a 40-day penalty free period from the date the tax is due during which payment may be made without penalty,” said Receiver Pravato.  “After the 40 days, State law requires a one percent penalty be added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to January 1st.  Don’t delay, make your payment before February 10th and ensure you aren’t paying more out of pocket than you need to.”

Residents can pay in person by either cash, check or credit/debit card (for a fee) at the Tax Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall West, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, or by check only at the Receiver of Taxes Office, Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa.  The Receiver of Taxes Office in Town Hall South can be accessed by the rear entrance to the building.  When paying the tax bill in person, residents are reminded to bring the entire tax bill with their payments.

Residents who prefer to mail in their payments should send them to the Office of the Receiver of Taxes, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771-1539.  Payments being made by mail should include the payment stub.  Residents should NOT write on, fold, staple or otherwise deface the tax stub as it can cause the computer system to reject the payment.

Taxpayers can access 2020 General Tax information at  Residents may view tax bills, print out a hard copy, or pay taxes with an ACH check payment or credit/debit card (subject to third party fees, no portion remitted to the Town of Oyster Bay).  For more information on property taxes and/or payments, residents may call at (516) 624-6400.  Callers arerequested to have the school district, section, block and lot numbers of the property in question available.  This information is listed on the tax bill and on the property deed.